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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
My husband and I are considering a move to either Seattle or Napa, CA to be close to family. Looking for information on renting, etc.
The U-District can be noisier, and crime is a bit higher. Why don't you expand your search to include some other neighborhoods in addition to the U-District? With your requirement fo ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Rented apt: our neighbor's window air con makes vibrations and noise through our 3 windows (at the same wall air con is) all day long. Any chance?
I feel for you! Noise intrusion can be very unpleasant, especially if the noise is constant. It's unlikely your neighbor will choose to swelter in a hot apartment. Even if your neig ... more
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Nicole Larsen, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Nicole Larsen answered:
Home rental with open chap 13 bankruptcy
No, I don't think so, we always look at the whole package....I just recently placed a family like that. Did a 3 month trial first....to make sure everyone was happy and rent was paid o ... more
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Rob Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Rob Armstrong answered:
Grad student rental
Welcome to Seattle! What you'll find is that while Seattle is a mid-size urban city, it's made up of many small neighborhoods that feel like smaller towns. There are several good guid ... more
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Mary Devino, Real Estate Pro in South-Lake Union, Se...
Mary Devino answered:
I'm Vybhav frm India. pls let me know the procedures for renting a house/apt in Seattle, documents required & the cost details.
First thing, a credit application will be taken for a small fee of $25-40 per person. It will ask for your work history, rent history, social security number if you have one and annual ... more
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Chris Loelig…, Real Estate Pro in Redmond, WA
Chris Loeliger answered:
My roommate and I are looking for a rental house but she has 2 large dogs and my credit is not great. How should we approach potential renters?
With all the facts up front. They will want to do a credit check before renting to you so tell them what the facts are so it isn't a surprise. Tell them about the dogs too. They'll find ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am moving to Seattle, WA this summer and I do not have time to visit any apartments. What should I do?
Newseattlites,
Do you have anyone you know and trust already living here? They could scout out some options, take pictures and provide some personal perspective to what the areas are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Brett Frosak…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Brett Frosaker answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
1. Check out reviews on Yelp
2. Walk the property to see if its well maintained.
3. Talk to current residents
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Steven Ford,…, Real Estate Pro in Collierville, TN
Steven Ford, Broker, ABR, SRS, e-Pro answered:
As a tenant am i able to prorate rent and utilities if owner was at residence for 18 days?
Any rent owed or utilities paid should be negotiated and put in writing. Failure to note these specifics in the lease or an addendum will cause you a great deal of frustration.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 98116
No Name, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
No Name answered:
How does a NOD on the owner of a condo building effect the individual owners ?
Hi Chris,

This can be answered several ways with one common theme: get some legal advice.

If you are an owner in a condo conversion and the developer has not turned over the assoc ... more
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Do we need or should we get a real estate agent to show us houses, condos & townhomes in Seattle if we are looking to rent instead of buy?
No, the overwhelming majority of rentals are handled either by owner or property managers.
Early June is a fine time.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2010 Rental Basics in Seattle
Steve McDona…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Steve McDonald answered:
can i find a room for rent for senior citizen for 300 -400 dollars in seattle?
Marieta,
I would suggest inquiring at Northaven ( http://www.northaven.com/ ) in the Northgate area. I believe their monthly rate for an efficiency studio is just above $400/month. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Seattle
Don Dutton, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Don Dutton answered:
Do I continue paying rent after receiving the Notice of Trustee's Sale?
Yes. Your landlord still owns the property up to the time the property is sold by the Trustee. That will probably be in 90 days. After the Trustees Sale your lease/rental agreement will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
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